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1985 300SD worth fixing?

I have a 1985 300sd that needs a new battery and a starter switch. I dont know what else it needs because I got it from my aunt and the car has been sitting for 3 years. Is this car worth fixing or should I take my step mom's 2003 honda accord ex that has 250,000 miles. The benz has 230,000 miles.

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The 300SD you're considering is a W116 series model. You should consider asking the folks in the W116 Discussion Forum.

Overall, I'd give it a shot. See if you can turn the motor over at all. If you can, then consider draining and replacing oil, fuel and coolant and trying to start it--check the W116 forum for suggestions on oil and coolant. The next steps all depend. If you're at all handy, it could be worthwhile.
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